The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)

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    • The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)

      THE GUNFIGHT AT DODGE CITY

      DIRECTED BY JOSEPH M. NEWMAN
      PRODUCED BY WALTER MIRISCH
      THE MIRISCH COMPANY INC
      UNITED ARTISTS




      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Bat Masterson doesn't look for trouble, but he doesn't walk away from it. When an army sergeant in Hays City tries to kill Bat and dies for his trouble, Bat heads for Dodge City where Ed, his brother, is city marshal and a candidate for county sheriff running against the corrupt Regan. Bat buys a share in a local saloon, partnering with the widow Lily. Then, after an ambush, Bat finds himself a candidate for sheriff and the heir to Ed's intentions toward Pauline, a minister's daughter. Can the upright but not always law-abiding gunslinger and saloon owner become a lawman and settle down? Or will trouble keep finding him?
      Written by jhailey

      Cast
      Joel McCrea ... Bat Masterson
      Julie Adams ... Pauline Howard
      John McIntire ... Doc Sam Tremaine
      Nancy Gates ... Lily, Lady Gay Saloon Owner
      Richard Anderson ... Dave Rudabaugh
      James Westerfield ... Rev. Howard
      Walter Coy ... Ben Townsend
      Don Haggerty ... Sheriff Jim Regan, Dodge City
      Wright King ... Billy Townsend
      Harry Lauter ... City Marshal Ed Masterson
      John Mitchum ... Rowdy Drunken Cowboy (uncredited)
      and many more...

      Directed
      Joseph M. Newman

      Writing Credits
      Daniel B. Ullman ... (screenplay) and
      Martin Goldsmith ... (screenplay) (as Martin M. Goldsmith)
      Daniel B. Ullman ... (story)

      Produced
      Walter Mirisch

      Music
      Hans J. Salter

      Cinematography
      Carl E. Guthrie

      Trivia
      The opening gunfight takes place in a different (and real) Kansas town, Hays City.
      The climactic gunfight takes place in Dodge City and is strikingly similar to the opening in Gunsmoke.

      Opening credits: All events, characters, firms and institutions in this photoplay are fictional and any similarity to any persons, living or dead, or to any actual events or to any actual firms or institutions is coincidental and unintentional.

      Goofs
      Continuity
      The man who bought Bat's saloon is Ben Townsend. After changing the marquee, it says Ben Thompson.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Melody Ranch - 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 24 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • The Gunfight at Dodge City is a 1959 color western film, set in the Kansas cattle town of Hays City.
      Directed by Joseph M. Newman, and starring Joel McCrea
      Julie Adams and John McIntire



      User Review

      No cane and derby hat here.1 December 2002 | by Mister-UHF (Virginia, USA)



      mister wrote:

      Absent from this film are Wyatt Earp, Masterson's close friend and colleague in Dodge City, and Masterson's dapper clothing, a lifelong trademark, two major flaws in the film. His avoidance of public office doesn't ring true, either. The plot itself takes considerable liberties with the truth. (The television series "Bat Masterson" was closer to the truth in spirit and sometimes in fact.)

      However, McCrea's intelligent and introspective portrayal of Masterson is on the mark. The acting of him and the rest of the cast carry the film, which is saddled with uninspired direction
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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